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Jockomo: The Native Roots of Mardi Gras Indians

Shane Lief and John McCusker


This book represents the very first publication to explore how Native American traditions have influenced the history of New Orleans music over the past three centuries, specifically how this connection has culminated in the Mardi Gras Indian cultural system. In addition to including the perspectives of the cultural participants themselves, this book draws upon manuscripts and archives from the earliest days of the French colony of Louisiana, providing a range of views on how the Mardi Gras Indian tradition developed. A number of linguistic analyses focus on Native terms which are significant ... More

Keywords: Native American, New Orleans music, Mardi Gras Indians, language history, New Orleans history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781496825896
Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2021 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496825896.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Shane Lief, author

John McCusker, author